This step by step woodworking project is about narrow firewood shed plans. I have designed this small firewood shed so you can store wood and dry it properly. Moreover, this shed has two levels so you can sort firewood by size. Remember that you need to read the local building codes before selecting the right location for the shed and before building the shed. See my other DIY projects HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
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Narrow Firewood Shed Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long, 4 pieces – 19″ long, 4 pieces – 39 3/4″ long 2xFLOOR FRAME
- B – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 72″ long LEGS
- C – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 19″ long SUPPORTS
- D – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 32″ long, 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 40″ long SUPPORTS
- E – 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24″ long RAFTERS
- F – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long RIDGES
- G – 6 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 96″ long ROOFING SUPPORTS
- H – 40 sq ft of metal sheets ROOFING
- 6 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 6′
- 1 piece of 4×4 lumber – 8′
- 12 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 6 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws, 2 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- 1 week
How to build a narrow firewood shed
The first step of the project is to build the floor frame. Cut the components from 2×6 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Take accurate measurements for a neat result.
Next, assemble the frame of the shed by attaching the 4×4 legs. You can adjust the distance from the ground to the bottom frame, according to your needs. Make sure the corners are square and plumb the legs with a spirit level. Drill pilot holes through the frame and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the legs.
Use 4×4 lumber for the roof supports. Make the notches to the supports so you can fit the horizontal beam. Mark the area and then make multiple parallel cuts with a circular saw. Remove the excess with a chisel and smooth the area with sandpaper.
Fit the 2×4 supports into place, after centering them with attention. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Center the supports to the top frame of the shed. Plumb the supports with a spirit level and then make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes and insert screws.
Fit the 2×4 supports to the roof of the shed. Align the beams with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Use 2×4 lumber for the rafters. Mark the cut lines on the boards and then get the job done with a saw.
Fit the rafters to the top of the shed with attention. Place the rafters equally spaced and then lock them into place with 3 1/2″ screws.
Fit the 1×4 slats to the top of the shed, as supports for the roofing. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the metal sheets to the roof, so you can seal it.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to protect the components from the elements. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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